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01-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Notice the sun itself, then the glare off the...

Notice the sun itself, then the glare off the tarmac, then the direct sunlight reflected off the near edge of your hood (or bonnet), then on the glass. If you pulled the visor down enough to cover...
01-09-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,410
Posted By JoeyBike

I only assumed because the OP mentioned that he...

I only assumed because the OP mentioned that he might have hit the cyclist had he launched into his right-of-way instead of doing the right thing - LOOK BOTH WAYS before proceeding into an...
01-09-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Thanks

Thanks
01-09-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,410
Posted By JoeyBike

He disobeyed the universal laws of running stop...

He disobeyed the universal laws of running stop signs and red lights:

1. If you CAN'T SEE, you CAN'T GO.
2. If you are NOT SURE, you CAN'T GO.

Obey these two laws and you can run all the...
01-07-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Ok. Where is your correction? I'm willing to...

Ok. Where is your correction? I'm willing to learn. I have quite a bit of microbiology under my belt so you can use big words and technical terms if you want.
01-01-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

You know how many people have died of AIDS? ZERO....

You know how many people have died of AIDS? ZERO. It's not the AIDS that actually kills people. It's the removal of their immune system that allows some other condition to kill them. Same with Covid...
12-31-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Several years ago I missed a flight from a...

Several years ago I missed a flight from a Houston Airport late one afternoon. By the time I rented a car to make the 6 hour drive to New Orleans the sun was setting directly behind me. I was driving...
12-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Apparently you have super-human eyesight. My bad,...

Apparently you have super-human eyesight. My bad, I just didn't know that. Most humans do not. Human eyes are designed to see light. We can't see anything inside a cave and the sun shining directly...
12-30-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Multiple choice question here. Q: It is...

Multiple choice question here.

Q: It is easier for a motorist to see me cycling on the roadway when the sun is:

1. To our backs,
2. In our eyes,
3. I don't care.
12-29-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

If the visor is pulled down past a certain point,...

If the visor is pulled down past a certain point, and/or the driver is tall, then the entire horizon can be covered up by it. Traveling at 110 feet/second (75 mph) it won't take but a couple seconds...
12-29-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

No one is claiming the sun as an legal excuse for...

No one is claiming the sun as an legal excuse for rear-ending a crowd of people.in this thread, even though it has been insinuated. I only bring it up in the hopes that a few of my cycling brothers...
12-29-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,311
Posted By JoeyBike

As a cyclist, you can't be TOO seen! That's my...

As a cyclist, you can't be TOO seen! That's my advice.
12-29-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

So how many times will it take. How many cyclists...

So how many times will it take. How many cyclists will have to bet blown up from behind riding into a blinding sun before YOU make the connection. I know you aren't stupid. This is some serious...
12-29-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

How about the legal drugs? So how many motorists...

How about the legal drugs? So how many motorists passing you on the highway are free from ANY substance that is proven to impair driving ability? I bet the percentage of "squeaky clean" motorists is...
12-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Is this Advocacy and Safety, or Ignore and Deny? ...

Is this Advocacy and Safety, or Ignore and Deny?

I have cycled across the USofA five times on a touring bike completely self contained. Since I am an early riser, I try to start my trips in the...
12-29-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

We live in an imperfect world. Humans are far...

We live in an imperfect world. Humans are far from perfect by nature, then add drugs and distractions and we are assured of accidents of all kinds. This is the world we live in but we still have...
12-28-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Dead cyclists don't care who gets the blame....

Dead cyclists don't care who gets the blame. Perhaps a few living cyclists will consider their actions more carefully knowing that the sun is a significant factor. Your car tires breaking free on icy...
12-27-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

Denial does not change reality. "As we begin...

Denial does not change reality.

"As we begin to head into our snowy season here in New England bad weather is sure to cause more car accidents. But studies show, sunny days can be even more...
12-25-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

With a sun visor pulled down, the view up the...

With a sun visor pulled down, the view up the highway would be obscured. Not a big deal for vehicles moving at roughly the same speed but for vehicles basically "standing still" in the roadway there...
12-24-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

In any accident there is usually a cumulative...

In any accident there is usually a cumulative effect of bad things happening all at once. Dude was on meth, falling asleep, driving into the sun. None of these things were helpful in avoiding a...
12-23-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

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The sun was roughly 25 above the southeastern horizon.That would get my sun visor...
12-19-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,744
Posted By JoeyBike

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A filthy windshield (maybe), sun right in his eyes (certainly), and meth in his blood....
06-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,049
Posted By JoeyBike

If you make the decision to venture out into auto...

If you make the decision to venture out into auto traffic on a bicycle the name of the game is "Do what it takes to make it home alive". It really is all on YOU. "Fault" is irrelevant to a dead...
06-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,248
Posted By JoeyBike

Thankfully I live in a city where nobody (cars or...

Thankfully I live in a city where nobody (cars or bikes) stops for stop signs. So I only stop to grant right of way to those who deserve it and roll the rest of the time. No one says diddly. In fact,...
05-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By JoeyBike

Time of day (rush hour), angle of sun,...

Time of day (rush hour), angle of sun, attentiveness of motorists, width of lanes, average width of vehicles, hard shoulder, soft shoulder, surface condition, and cyclist behavior - to name a few of...
05-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By JoeyBike

Without Pro Sports, Bike Shops are Booming in NOLA

Bike shops in the New Orleans area are booming and cyclists are EVERYWHERE. Thanks to the absence of sports on TV and playground closures all over, people are taking to bikes big time. Every bike...
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,534
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New...

Agreed. I can tell you first hand from New Orleans that having a Mardi Gras parade 21 days "in a row" during a pandemic is not too smart. Now we know. The Tour is very much like Mardi Gras for the...
04-22-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,505
Posted By JoeyBike

Biked about 100 miles last 12 months before the...

Biked about 100 miles last 12 months before the lockdown. According to Endomondo I have 281 miles in the past 30 days. So year, switched from commuting/pleasure rides on skates and longboards back to...
04-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,605
Posted By JoeyBike

Don't need a report for believing that. Booze is...

Don't need a report for believing that. Booze is the only consumable my wife and I severely underestimated our consumption. Thankfully she found an app and we can get all we want, plus snacks (like...
04-10-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,605
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm cycling in New Orleans again and have...

I'm cycling in New Orleans again and have experienced the opposite here. Yes, people are still on their phones behind the wheel, and many are distracted by their own thoughts I suppose, but all in...
03-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By JoeyBike

Make them out of skunks. ;)

Make them out of skunks. ;)
03-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By JoeyBike

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03-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm back on the bike thanks to C-19.

Thanks to the current "Stay At Home" orders in my state (Louisiana) our street grid in New Orleans have become a mostly deserted cycling utopia. Given that our medical professionals have enough to...
03-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,914
Posted By JoeyBike

And still no one is even whispering Zero...

And still no one is even whispering Zero Population Growth. Seems obvious. Too many people. If all of these younger "Green New Deal" people swore to only have zero, one, or two kids and one or two...
03-01-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Or the distinctive whine of jumbo mud tires and...

Or the distinctive whine of jumbo mud tires and diesel engines approaching from behind.
02-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,777
Posted By JoeyBike

I think the biggest change for me, which happened...

I think the biggest change for me, which happened gradually, was my sensibilities toward cycling in bad weather. When I first started commuting by bike I would only go if the forecast was 20% chance...
02-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it...

If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it around as well.
02-15-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and...

Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and end up in a BETTER place! Kudos.
02-12-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Cycling is one of dozens if not hundreds of ways...

Cycling is one of dozens if not hundreds of ways to get exercise, including a spinning class with zero risk of getting splattered. Just saying. Every time you go for a ride in traffic you put your...
02-07-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Not certain why you are directing this at me....

Not certain why you are directing this at me. ANYTHING that puts me elbow to elbow with motorized traffic brings substantial risks. And most road users don't get killed by motor vehicles, the get...
02-06-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By JoeyBike

Anybody who cares to LOOK will see the same. Few...

Anybody who cares to LOOK will see the same. Few motorists are paying attention to the task at hand.
02-06-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed, but the presumption is that a person...

Agreed, but the presumption is that a person giving up cycling around auto traffic because they perceive that as too dangerous would substitute something with fewer risks or scenarios out of their...
02-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Tulane University environmental sciences...

Tulane University environmental sciences professor Stephen A. Nelson has calculated the odds of getting killed by a meteorite (http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/Natural_Disasters/impacts.htm) at about...
01-26-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,934
Posted By JoeyBike

Just about any activity is safe, until you are...

Just about any activity is safe, until you are the one represented by a ghost bike. The issue is binary in nature. 0 = no catastrophe, 1 = DEAD. So a year of successful cycling would look like:...
01-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,027
Posted By JoeyBike

A step-thru folding bike is my recommendation....

A step-thru folding bike is my recommendation. Extra long seatposts and adjustable steering tube gives you great size adjustments. You likely will need a second seatpost and saddle if the long one...
01-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,399
Posted By JoeyBike

First of all...nice account of your feelings!...

First of all...nice account of your feelings! Yeah, I get it.

Have you considered, or is it available to you, all of the delivery options available in cities these days? There are TV commercials...
01-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,263
Posted By JoeyBike

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end...

He wasn't so drunk that he slammed into rear end of the auto traffic jam on that roadway at the time. Auto traffic was dead stopped. He saw the traffic jam and decided to pass on the right inside of...
01-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,263
Posted By JoeyBike

Not true. The spot where he started running over...

Not true. The spot where he started running over cyclists is at least one mile from the parade route starting point. The story as I heard it through the grapevine (third hand info may be total BS of...
01-19-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,263
Posted By JoeyBike

When that bike lane was first painted I was...

When that bike lane was first painted I was commuting on it daily. For the first few months I saw many vehicles driving INSIDE the bike lane as if it were an auto lane. The roadway was 4-lanes for...
01-06-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,771
Posted By JoeyBike

Completed my first cross country bike tour in...

Completed my first cross country bike tour in 1989. Spent 5 months on the bike in the USA, mostly camping. When I got back into the real world my van was in storage so I left it there until I could...
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